Ilana Nash

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Ilana Nash
Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
(269) 387-2511
3063 Moore Hall, Mail Stop 5365
Mailing address: 
Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5365 USA
  • Ph.D., American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2003
  • M.A., English, UCLA, 1992
  • B.A., Theater Film and Television, UCLA, 1988
  • Graduate Certificate, Women's Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2002
Teaching interests: 
  • Feminist theory
  • Gender and media
Research interests: 
  • Gender and adolescence in popular culture
  • History of American film and television
  • The supernatural in popular culture

Dr. Nash is an associate professor in Western Michigan University's Department of Gender and Women's Studies. Her current research project examines the intersections of youth, gender and magic in millennial media. She is the author of American Sweethearts: Teenage Girls in Twentieth-Century Popular Culture (Indiana UP, 2006), as well as several essays and book chapters on girls' representations in American media. Nash is the founder and moderator of the Girls Studies Scholars discussion list and she serves on the advisory board of the online Girl Museum.